adiwan (adiwan)

  1. I was wondering why copying a raspbian image took so long. I forgot that I tried to copy it on a corrupted micro SD card and I was too anxious to simply throw away when I first encountered that fault.

    about 20 hours ago from web
  2. The only thing I hope that they won't cut Starfox 2, Earthbound, and Super Mario RPG from that when it comes to Europe. These are the only games I want. All the rest I already have.

    about a day ago from web
  3. Holy crap. Nintendo will release the SNES Classic mini with Starfox 2. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/879369032947847168/photo/1 !vgp

    about a day ago from web
  4. Oh... sure I want to spend $2200 for a full set of mammoth ivory dice https://www.artisandice.com/order/mammoth-ivory/ All sets on this shop are expensive. I'm just browsing out of curiosity in order to see what nonsense prices and materials they offer. I think I got the jackpot here.

    about a day ago from web
  5. Holy crap! These oxidized titanium dice are expensive as heck https://www.artisandice.com/order/titanium-dragons-dice/ They are cool but not "$70 for a 1d20" cool.

    about a day ago from web
  6. A Ron Swanson compilation video can lighten up everyone's mood in no time.

    about 2 days ago from web
  7. I didn't know that Brits have such a fragile stomach https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/24/hotels-compensation-spain-cyprus-bogus-food-poisoning-claims

    about 2 days ago from web
  8. I'm proof-reading a friend's paper that he intends to send to a conference. Of course it's written in English. I'm astounded by the amount of the unnecessary and abusive use of word fragments such as "as well as", "however", "itself", "moreover", "in order". Almost every sentence contains one of these next to a bunch of bad grammar and horrible typos. Just by stripping out these fragments the text becomes surprisingly a lot more readable.

    about 2 days ago from web
  9. @thelastgherkin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtS9xyl0f4

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  10. @adamthephantump I effectively stopped liking/playing Pokémon after Ruby/Sapphire.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  11. @adamthephantump Therefore you are not a Pokémon or ghost or another imaginary creature.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  12. @adamthephantump Neither ghots nor Pokémon exist. (I'm not into roleplay)

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  13. @adamthephantump Shark

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  14. It cost me about two whole days to get to the problem. I downgraded. I upgraded. I tried to install a minimal LaTeX environment. Configured fmtutil to do minimal work.

    about 3 days ago from web
  15. My LaTeX problem could be boiled down to my own off-standard locale setting. During the configuration of tex-common a script was invoked that uses fmtutil that uses luatex. luatex had problems with this locale and a chain reaction of failures started that made it very hard to figure out the problem.

    about 3 days ago from web
  16. I'm royally peeved-off that I cannot make LaTeX run on my computer. It always because of the tex-common package and fmtutil throws some random errors. Even after disabling some LaTeX packages so fmtutil ignores them it cannot do otherwise than to crap out.

    about 3 days ago from web
  17. Debian... Really?... Why do you break the whole LaTex package?

    about 4 days ago from web
  18. @tiffany I always use pdftk on Linux for that (command line). There is a Windows GUI version but it doesn't have all features, but merging is there. Alternatively there is also the command line Windows version, which has all features. https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/ https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/
    using it in command line is simple: pdftk first.pdf second.pdf third.pdf fourth.pdf cat output.pdf
    ("cat" stands for conCATenate)

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  19. It's raining so heavily here as if there was no rain for centuries. At least for a long time. The streets aren't flooded (yet) but the gutters are filled. My only problem is that the rain pipes are so poor at our house that a lot of the rain falls in a bundled stream directly on my window ledge, which prevents me from sleeping.

    about 5 days ago from web
  20. @tiffany You have to return the whole thing because the signature says that you agree to the aforementioned text. It's like throwing a quote out of context. Without context it's worthless.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  21. The emergency medical equipment from my car was way past its expiration date. Luckily I wasn't controlled by the police. It's mandatory to always have one that's guaranteed to be sterile. I replaced it and now I'm using the silver-gold foil to cover-up my window. It's half transparent and I'm using it to keep the heat outside and the dreaded sunshine outside my room.

    about 5 days ago from web
  22. It's the first art program I encountered that has good multi touch support for my Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch and it doesn't feel awkward.

    about 6 days ago from web
  23. In the newest humble bundle Corel Painter Essentials 5 is cheaply available.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  24. @thelastgherkin I guess since it's a show for children and they know no English the title "Rescue Rangers" had to be changed (also for the R/R logo). There is not really a snappy and alliterative alternative in German for that. There are a ton of Disney characters that had also their names changed for lesser reasons. Scrooge McDuck is here "Dagobert Duck". Launchpad McQuack is simply just "Quack" (sometimes with the addition of "der Bruchpilot (the crash pilot)). But the show is also called here "DuckTales"... Localization! A weird world of wacky words.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  25. @thelastgherkin Close. Rescue Rangers is called here "Chip und Chap - Die Ritter des Rechts" (Chip and Chap - The Knights of Justice).

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  26. @thelastgherkin Chip wins. Because in the German version Dale already lost his name and got the name "Chap" instead.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  27. @hayseed You can watch the episodes whenever you have time. Binging through all episodes up until now it would take you (including all of season 3) about 37 hours. No normal mortal can consume so much pony at the same time. I don't want to mention the Equestria Girls movies and specials. They would add about 5 additional hours to your viewing experience.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  28. @hayseed It's not like you have an option here. Watch it and love it. Hahahahahahahahaha. To be honest: Season 3 was a bit weak but it gets better after that season (with a few exceptions). This season there was a Celestia + Luna episode. Something the whole fandom always waited for.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  29. @hayseed You have a LOT to binge-watch through.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  30. @hayseed There are still new episodes made. We're at season 7. Yesterday and today were two new episodes that aired in Australia before they air in the US. One episode is about Applejack's parents

    about 6 days ago from web in context